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Legal News
21 Jul 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The European Union Foreign Ministers [official website] on Monday agreed to several measures [text, PDF; materials] to provide assistance to Tunisia in the wake of the last month's attack that killed 38. The measures, agreed upon at a meeting in Brussels [meeting agenda] with Tunisian Prime Minster Habib Essid … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jul 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [official website] on Tuesday brought a lawsuit [press release] asking a federal appeals court to review a National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] phone data surveillance program. The motion filed by the ACLU state stated that "today the government is continuing - after … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] A government minister of Tunisia, Kamel Jendoubi, on Saturday announced an increase of 100,000 security personnel to help protect the country from future terrorist attacks. The strengthened security measures [AP report] include doubling the security personnel at tourist sites, such as beaches, hotels and archaeological sites. The increase follows … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2015
by Brittany Felder

Tunisian Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli announced Monday that authorities had arrested a group of individuals suspected to have supported a Friday attack that killed 39 at a beach resort. The Islamic State [JURIST backgrounder] has claimed responsibility for the attack and the shooter, Seifeddine Rezgui, was killed by the police. … [read more]


Legal News
7 May 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the Patriot Act [text, PDF] does not authorize the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] to collect millions of Americans' phone records. The court found that section 215 of the act did not … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Monday rejected a petition to stop US drone attacks in the northwestern tribal region of the country. Justice Saqib Nisar presided over the petition and concluded [PTI report] that the it was not a legal issue but rather a security related … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Pakistan's Islamabad High Court (IHC) [official website] on Tuesday issued an order to register a report against former CIA station chief Jonathan Banks for his involvement in a 2009 US drone attack that killed two tribesmen. The court's order was issued in response [Express Tribune report] to anti-drone activist … [read more]


Legal News
16 Mar 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said in a press conference [transcript] Monday that the Chinese government is proceeding in its review of revisions to the controversial draft counter-terrorism law despite recent reports that China had suspended such talks [Reuters report]. Hong stated that the law will be "made … [read more]


Legal News
10 Mar 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Bulgarian Ministry of Justice [official website, in Bulgarian] proposed a bill [materials; press release] amending and supplementing Bulgaria's criminal code to address growing threats of terrorism on Tuesday. The purpose of the bill is to fill in gaps of the criminal code, as well as to fulfill Bulgaria's … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The French Court of Cassation [official website, in French] on Wednesday approved the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank [corporate website]. The court upheld [AP report] the extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Human rights experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday urged [press release] Spanish authorities to reject two suggested legal reformations that they say may disrupt freedom and fundamental human rights. Spain's Senate is currently considering reform to both the … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott [official profile] on Monday announced a plan [press release] to revoke and curb citizenship of Australians involved in terrorist activities. The proposal was made as a response to over a hundred Australian nationals who have traveled overseas to fight for the Islamic State [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Kenya [official website] ruled [press release, PDF] Monday that eight sections of the nation's controversial anti-terrorism law are unconstitutional. The Security Laws (Amendment) Act No. 19 of 2014 [text, PDF], which came into effect on December 22, amended the provisions of 22 other acts of … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The UK on Friday enacted anti-terror legislation to help combat terrorism by curbing the number of British citizens joining Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act [HL Bill 75, PDF] expands the current anti-terror law and includes provisions allowing [WSJ … [read more]


Legal News
10 Feb 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Spain's lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies [official website, in Spanish] debated proposed amendments to the Spanish criminal code on Tuesday that Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] alleges will infringe on individual human rights in the country. The new bill expands the range of crimes defined as … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Afghanistan National Security Forces reported the arrest of five men on Saturday believed to have helped support the massacre that took place in December at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack further strained Afghanistan and Pakistan's already tense relationship, but Afghan President Ashraf Ghani [BBC profile] … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] In his address to the Indian Council of World Affairs [official website] Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] called on [statement] India to be a world leader in peace, human rights and sustainable development. He urged India to "renew its leadership in nuclear disarmament" and to facilitate cooperation … [read more]


Student Commentary
28 Dec 2014
by Clarence Leatherbury of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Clarence Leatherbury from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law discusses the debate over torture techniques and our nations security... The American public was recently given information about the CIA's torture of suspected terrorists during the Bush Administration, stirring up the debate over whether the torture … [read more]


Legal News
1 Dec 2014
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said Monday that the new UK Counterterrorism and Securities Bill [text] infringes on human rights [press release]. The bill, presented by Prime Mininster David Cameron [official profile] to Parliament [official website] last Wednesday [official website], proposes temporary restrictions on travel, exclusion from the … [read more]


Legal News
28 Nov 2014
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The UN Committee Against Torture [official website] has urged the US [report, PDF] to begin prompt, impartial investigations into all cases of police brutality and excessive use of force by police officers, and to limit the use of electrical discharge weapons. The committee expressed concern over the use of … [read more]

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